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Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Scientists

Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.

05/29/2013

An aerial view shows the Silicon Valley location of Intel in Santa Clara. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Jobs, Income, IPOs Up In Silicon Valley; Not For Blacks, Hispanics

A new report says Silicon Valley bounced out of the recession last year, adding jobs, income and initial public offerings.

02/05/2013

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Report Tracks Higher Dropout Risk For Black Students In Oakland Schools

By middle school, more than half of the black students enrolled in the Oakland Unified School District show signs of dropping out of school, according to studies released Tuesday. The signs include chronic absenteeism and suspension.

05/23/2012

George Lucas' High-Flying Adventure 'Red Tails' Grounded In History

George Lucas’ High-Flying Adventure ‘Red Tails’ Grounded In History

The history of the Tuskegee Airmen is significant and “Red Tails,” Bay Area film maker George Lucas’ labor of love, some 23 years in the making…

01/20/2012

Broken Glass, window, burglary, generic, crime scene

Lost Boys: Secondhand Violence Permanently Changes Its Victims

The impact of youth violence reaches beyond just “victim” and “victimizer”. There are those on the perimeter who are watching their best friends get cut down or die.

12/01/2011